Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Early Childhood

$89 Early Bird Registration
Through September 24

November 2, 9, & 16, 2023

Thursdays | 8:00AM-12:00PM MT

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AOTA CEUs will be available as an add-on of $45.

This multi-day interactive summit provides insights into the impacts and vital need for the understanding and implementation of sensory health in early childhood development. Our experts will dive into today's most relevant topics including sensory emotional awareness and engagement, parent-child relationships, regulation, toilet learning, and much more. Clinicians and educators will share the most up-to-date knowledge on strategies, cutting-edge research findings, and first person experiences all focused on supporting sensory differences and improving overall success, health, and wellness.

Participants will have access to our 3-day agenda consisting of 12 hours of pre-recorded presentations, extended expert panels, LIVE Q&A with speakers, and an interactive workshop.



Get to Know Our 2023 Speakers: (Confirmed to Date)

Speaker - Mim Ochsenbein

Mim Ochsenbein

Clinical Director
STAR Institute


Michele Parkins

Michele Parkins, MS, OTR
Occupational Therapist
Great Kids Place


Speaker - Renee Allen

Renee Allen, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
ROOTS Pediatric
Occupational Therapy



Speaker - Kris Barnekow

Kris Pizur-Barnekow
Infant Family Specialist;
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Speaker - Anna Miller

Anna Miller, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
STAR Institute



Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

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We invite you to be an integral part of our upcoming 3-Day Virtual Summit, November 2, 9, & 16, 2023! Join this collaborative event, as professionals and advocates share their unique perspectives examining sensory health and early childhood development. Highlight your company to over 450 attendees! Our audience is made up of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, educators, and parents. 

Why should I become a Sponsor? Our sponsorship packages allow you to select the benefits that will offer you the greatest return on investment.

  • Provides exposure and raises awareness about your products/services to a highly targeted audience

  • Connects you with professionals, parents, and students who are eager to engage with leaders in the field of innovative tool development, resources, and service provision for the Autistic community

  • Acknowledgement through an array of marketing tools, including our highly trafficked website, targeted email campaigns, and social media posts

To become a sponsor, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM at

Please see our Sponsorship Prospectus (COMING SOON), which gives you all the details and pricing. Sponsorship opportunities are limited for this event and are designed to best showcase your company.

Who Should Attend:

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, child development specialists, mental health professionals, parents, caregivers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Health in Schools.

Group Discount
Register 5 or more participants in a group and automatically receive a 10% discount!

Use the promotional code SUMMITGROUP23 upon checkout to automatically receive the discount on 5 or more registrations.

If participants of the group must pay separately, please:

  1. Register all participants separately
  2. Send the names of all participants in your group to Pam Frakes at by October 27, 2023
  3. Once at least 5 registrations are received, each person will be partially refunded for the discounted amount

Groups must be determined and paid in full before the start of the conference.

Continuing Education
STAR Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA CEUs Pending.